The Hiring Game
With the growing appeal of algorithmic-trading tools, brokerage houses are building up their algorithmic-trading teams. A number of leading investment banking firms, including JPMorgan, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Nomura Securities, have been hiring experienced quantitative analysts, developers and high-frequency traders. Often, that means raiding the competition.
Internalization: Is It Really That Bad?
Celent's Octavio Marenzi explains the conflict inherent when firms internalize orders and explains why, despite this conflict, he doesn't think internalization is all that bad.
Buy or Sell?
Traders vary on their opinions of Reg NMS. Here, two traders sound off on which parts of Reg NMS they are for and against.
Trading models seems to be the new fashion on Wall Street and transaction cost analysis is the new black, according to columnist Larry Tabb.
At the Close
The battle over index options is just beginning. Editor-at-Large Ivy Schmerken believes that exclusive rights to proprietary indexes smack of unfairness.
A Note From The Editor
DMA: The Next Frontier
Now that full-service brokers have acquired DMA capabilities, the question is, what will they do with it?
Archipelago Acquires PCX
Envisioning trading options along with stocks on its platform, Archipelago plans to buy the Pacific Exchange.
The Holy Grail: Pre-Trade Analytics
With the proliferation of algorithms, the buy side wants more pre-trade analysis, but brokers and vendors are struggling to provide the tools.
Data and Infrastructure
Avoiding Data Latency
Here are five ways to ensure data will arrive without costly delays.
Riding Hedge Fund's Coattails
As hedge funds experience explosive growth, prime brokers aim to become their one-stop shop for clearing and execution.
--Free the SPX
--Arcades ? Coming to a City Near You
--Bloomberg Offers Buy Side
--A One-Stop Shop
--CBOE Banks on Hybrid 2.0
--Conroy to Head Desk at BNY
--Higgins Moves to Pulse Trading